recently the need arised to contact some of the former key members of this community.
Since then, two things did become clear to me:
- Many of the now inactive people did not leave this community with bad feelings, but wish this community well and - within their limited resources - want to support it.
- However, most of them don't have the time to closely follow the forum messages and - even if the communication frequency of our community is low compared to others - they still get overwhelmed by the amount of information. For instance, they no longer react to topic update notifications and possibly also forum PMs.
Everytime I mailed someone and got a reply, I got an encouraging feedback. This got me thinking how to organize a ultra low frequency communication infrastructure that points the inactive members to important topics, post and questions on a need-to-know basis. Take the above post as an example.
Being quite skeptical regarding new communication platforms, I still want to ask the more experienced members of this community: what would you consider to be the best way to stay in contact with inactive members? Let me give some examples:
- individual emails on a need to know basis (push information)
- a monthly digest of the most important community activity send by email (push information)
- a monthly digest of the most important community activity in the news secition (pull information)
From my point of view, to be effective, the information needs to be delivered (pushed) on the doorstep, in doses, which can be handled by the inactive persons.
What is your opinion? Any advice? Is there anyone who wants to contribute his/her time to support me in this undertaking?